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Former drummer for Gary Lewis and The Playboys and The Coasters. Tim has also played with Paul Baloche, Lincoln Brewster, Darlene Zscech and Hillsongs, Jeff Fenholt, SteveCamp among others. Tim founded The Simply Agape Project in 2001 to get free Christian music to the troops. Recordings have been made with Tim, and friends Alex Acuna, Abe Laboriel SR, Justo Almario,Steve Camp , Jared Ming and some wonderful Independant Christian artists.The Somebody Brave CD also features words of encouragment to the soldiers from Pastors, Moms, Dads, and Lt Col Brian Birdwell a Pentegon 9/11 survivor Tim is married to Donna Wirth and has four children Alan 25,Steven 23, Brittany 22, Bethany 21. Tim has played in numerous churchs as well as shows on TBN. Tim has also performed on JCTV on the show Generation Worship featuring worship leader Jared Ming. Tim has a book published worldwide titled "Pass The Plate And Let Us Prey" (My Search For Black and White Christianity in a Gray Nation)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A Fathers Day Suprise at Cedar Point-by Tim Wirth


Last Sunday my wife, kids and myself headed for Cedar Point here in Ohio the land of roller coasters.
We also spent the day prior at Kalahari a property that contains its own water park.
I hadn't got to spend a Fathers Day with my children the last three years because I had been out in California on those dates recording free Christian music for the troops.
The day at Kalahari was fun filled and we had a really nice time at the park as well as some good time in our room just talking.
One surprise came the next day when we showed up at Cedar Point.
The surprise however was not the new roller coaster Maverick with its new roller coaster horseshoe roll.
No the surprise was that it was Gay Day at Cedar Point.
The homosexuals have now made Fathers Day at Cedar Point their own little day.
I kicked myself for not doing research on this before I went.
I am usually very cautious in my travels and do a lot of research before I even get in my car.
But Cedar Point?
Gay Day?
Who knew.
The lesson learned is I will be more careful in my travels in the future.
Most of all with my kids.
Am I trying to avoid homosexuals and not share Christ with them?
Of course not you would have to buy a private island these days to avoid that.

I am however sick and tired of gays and their shock in your face accept me or else attitude.
And in some situations they are simply disgusting.
Twice I had to very firmly remind a couple guys and gals that I had young kids with me and to knock off the language.
I would do the same for any heterosexual person as well.
My daughter also had to remind a couple guys of their language as well.
Security was high that day and you could see the guards were not going to tolerate bad behavior from anyone.
Does Cedar Point endorse this day officially?
No.
I don't think Disney officially endorses their gay day as well.
Not at this point in time.
Because at this point in time homosexuality is still not family friendly.
Even though gay people would try to convince you different.
So whats this all about why does Disney, Cedar Point and other places now cater to the gay crowd.
Its all about the money folks.
These places (no matter how much fun or fond memories of them) are in the business of making money.
Not just entertainment.
As much as I have good memories of watching Walt on the floor of my grandmas floor on Sundays, I never remember Disney proclaiming his love and salvation in Christ.
These places were originally built I believe to give families a chance to have fun together.
Families in America have changed.
Our enemy satan has seen to that through, divorce, adultery and homosexuality.
Do I hate homosexuals?
No not a chance.
I do hate some of their attitudes but they need a Savior the same way I did.
Gays biggest danger is not me but their attitude that their behavior is not sin.
That's a very rebellious and scary place to be.
And now some even have their own Christian (in name only) churches.
How do you witness to someone like that?
Again its a very scary place to be when you think sin is no longer sin.
What defines sin?
Certainly not me.
Only Gods Word in scripture can make that call.
And Gods Word condemns homosexuality-not just lust (as gays try to spin it).

The lessons I learned from Cedar Point was this.
Never go to Cedar Point on Fathers Day.
That's a given.
But it also gave me a chance to talk to kids about the shape our country is in and how we need to pray for homosexuals so God would open their eyes to their sin.
I also saw my own sin and thanked Jesus for dying on the cross for me in order to pay for my sins.

Will I protest Cedar Point, Disney , Walmart for the pass they give to gays?
No because I never expect the world to be like the church.
And I
Even though America was more moral at one point in history.

In conclusion I turned towards the scriptures at the end of the day an found this.
1 Timothy 6:10
"For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

One could say that this verse points to Cedar Point and Disney.

But I choose to look in the mirror and evaluate how much money I have spent on entertainment.
Lets look at the verses before and after that one

1 Timothy 6:8-9
"And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition."

I have to confess I have no desire to be rich but I have fallen into foolish lusts for entertainment at times.

Then lets look at the verse after the money verse.

1 Timothy 6:11-12
"But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses."

So the big surprise on Fathers Day was not being surrounded by the ungodly who God will surely judge.
But instead God had me look in the mirror at myself a sinner saved by grace who has a lot more to learn in this time on earth.



I will also pray for the Soddom and Gommorah we are smack dab in the middle of.

6 Comments:

Blogger Stevie said...

Why Fathers Day? Of all the days they could have chosen, why on a day that you would expect other fathers to be enjoying thier families. I'm trying very hard to not be bothered, but it bothered me enough to do a few searches.
After spotting the first few "couples" I thought it was coincidence. By the end of the day I was just totaly confused. And now to fing out that it was organized!

Can anyone tell me why on a day that you would expect other fathers to be enjoying thier families?

9:01 PM  
Blogger Pastor E said...

Thanks for this post. Sometimes we are accused of 'obsessing' on the sin of homosexuality to the exclusion of other sin - and if that is true - here is one example of why that is - This segment of society who seems determined to be identified by their perverse sexuality is continuously shoving this putrid garbage in our faces through things like you described not to mention what we endure through the media.

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cedar Fair does not endorse or officially promote any kind of "Gay Day" at Cedar Point. The day is organized and planned by alternative lifestyle groups and they usually get a decent turnout.

Cedar Fair can not discriminate, and there is no way to stop people from entering the park simply because of sexual orientation. At the same time rest assured that on Father's Day, Cedar Fair enforces all rules that would be enforced against anybody on any day of the year. Costumes (i.e. men dressed as women/vice versa), indecent acts, and foul language are not tolerated from anyone, gay or not.

If you had seen any of these things, you could have asked any employee to contact the Cedar Point Police Department (Note: there are no Security Guards at Cedar Point, all Officers are either Bonded or Non-Bonded Police Officers, easily noticed by the large lettered "Police" on the shoulder patches and badge) and it would have been handled appropriately.

I personally am not a homosexual, and usually just shake my head and chuckle at the flamboyant behavior, but it is a reality we all must live with, and it will probably never go away. I'm sorry that your family was upset, and my best advice would be to not attend Cedar Point on Father's day if homosexuals bother you or your family.

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Father's Day is chosen as Gay Day because it historically has the lowest attendance during the regular operating season. Also, at least 25% of the ride crew on each ride is gay. I used to work there when I was in college - there were 21 people who worked on my ride and 7 people were gay.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Tim Wirth said...

I have nothing personnal against homosexuals. I myself am a sinner saved by grace and no better person than many gay people I know. I really hate the in your face stuff. My kids were there. I would have had the same responce with a hetrosexual couple who were talking graphic sex around my kids.
And yes I will stay away from Cedar Point on Fathers Day this year. Really sad that people who are supposably so comfortable about their choosen life style that they need to shove acceptance down other peoples throats.
Tim

8:34 PM  
Blogger Tim Wirth said...

To Becky Rush whose comment I did not post because of the language. You need to watch your mouth missy before it gets washed out with soap.
Peace
Tim

5:40 PM  

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